Napo corydoras - Corydoras napoensis
Scientific name: Corydoras napoensis
Common name: Napo corydoras
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 20°N (71.43 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Napo corydoras are omnivorous and will accept all foods offered. Give them quality flakes or pellets and a weekly treat of blood worm or brine shrimp.
South America; Napo corydoras inhabit the Napo River, which is a tributary of the River Amazon.
Males tend to be smaller and slimmer in profile, there pattern is also more striking.
As with most Corydoras, large and cooler water changes will induce the spawning process. Corydoras napoensis will lay their eggs on the tank glass or on the leaves of fine leaved plants. The eggs should hatch after 4-5 days, once the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp or rotifers
Expected life span is 5+ years.
As with all cories, Corydoras napoensis need to be kept in small groups, at least 5 fish is fine. They are a peaceful species that do a great job of sifting through the substrate looking for food.
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